Heli Tour FAQ

Have questions?

We'll do our best to answer them in our FAQ below. Contact us if we missed something!

What time of day do you usually fly?

Durango is such a beautiful city, however, its position in relation to the San Juan Mountains means that we will often have windy/turbulent conditions in the afternoon. As a result, we typically schedule out flights for the morning. If the afternoon is the only flight option for you, please be sure to call and we can look into weather forecasts for the afternoon.

Will we be with a large group of people for our flight?

Alpine Heli Tours provides private helicopter tours, this means that you will only be with your group and the pilot throughout the entire experience.

Are cell phones allowed? And can we bring our own cameras?

Yes and yes! Because our pilots fly within the visual flight rules (VFR) umbrella, cell phones are allowed, and they do not need to be in Airplane Mode during the flight. Additionally, we encourage our guests to bring cameras, GoPros, or whatever equipment they'd like to document their flight. If you'd like AHT to provide in-flight video or photo services for your group, please let us know at booking!

Should I worry about motion sickness while in the helicopter?

Our tour aircraft feature 180 degree glass windows, with incredible outward views. Additionally, each seat is equipped with air-vents that allow fresh air to enter the cabin while in-flight. AHT is proud to say that we have never had a passenger get sick while on a tour.

What are the maximum height/weight limitations for passengers?

Due to aircraft airframe, interior size, and weight & balance limitations, passengers are restricted to a maximum of 250lbs and a height of 6'4"- If you exceed either of these limitations, please discuss alternative options when booking your flight. However, please understand that although our goal is to accommodate everyone, we are required to stay within the aircraft limitations in order to maintain flight safety.

What are some other things to do while in Durango?

Durango is an incredible place to vacation, especially if you are interested in outdoor activities, from the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, to white water rafting, Durango has a little something for everyone! If planning a trip during the winter, Purgatory Ski Resort is another great option and offers incredible area for Skiing and Snowboarding.